June 2017

30 BUILD / June 2017 , Countless Possibilities Maurizio Bradaschia (Trieste, 1962) graduated in architecture at IUAV in 1987 with Luciano Semerani (tutor). He obtained his Ph.D. at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome; he is associate professor in Trieste, where he teaches “Architectural Design”, “Technical Architecture” and “Project Components of Building” at the Department of Engineering and Architecture. Enabled in the first band in the competition sector 08 / C1 Design and Engineering Technology Architecture, is part of the School Committee of the Ph.D. in Architecture - Theory and design of the University of Rome, Sapienza, Department of Architecture and Design. He has given seminars and lectures at Columbia University in New York, at the Faculty of Architecture of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, at the Technische Universitat Wien, at the Faculty of Architecture of Tianjin University in China, at the Faculty of Architecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, Nigeria and in major Italian universities; researcher in the Settlement Upgrading Programme (SUP), United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (Habitat), Informal Settlement Upgrading in the city of Ibadan (Nigeria); he was a member of the Italian transnational working team in the Vision Planet (EU Interreg IIC) project for the development of the Central European, Danubian and Adriatic space. Maurizio Bradaschia was a member of the technical TEM (Trans European Motorway - ECE-UN). Founder and Director of the international magazine of Architecture, Art, Communication and Design “Il Progetto”. Author of over three hundred scientific publications. He has written for the magazines Domus, ab, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, Il Progetto, d’Architettura, Neoclassico, Hise, Muse Magazine, Count Down, L’ARSENALE delle idee, rivista di Economia, Politica e Cultura, Bealux, Compasses; collaborator at the Italian Encyclopedia Giovanni Treccani, where he wrote the biographical entries about Michael Graves and Gustav Peichl in the Appendix 2000 and the item “The Communication Architecture” in the work Millennium III, 2009; his projects have been published in Architécti, ab, Architekt, Area, d’A, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, Costruire, Il Progetto, Anfione e Zeto, l’Architettura, cronache e storia, World Architectural Review, Paesaggio Urbano, Architetti, Juliet, Hise, Escala, Oris, Bealux, Case & stili, Quaderni del Territorio, Edilizia & Territorio, l’ARCA, hinge, ioarch, a+d+m, The Plan. Among the major works, the project for Lot 4 of the project Tergeste Urban PIC Italy, the expansion of the Town Hall of Sgonico, the civic center “via Pagano” for the City of Rome, the square Falloni in Monteiasi (TA), the Center of visits for the Picentini mountains in Eboli (SA), the new headquarters MIDJ in Cordovado (PN). He has served on numerous juries of national and international competitions of architecture. He participated in the 7th international architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2000) “La sperimentazione del nuovo, giovani architetti italiani: un incontro sulla condizione contemporanea”. He was one of the 65 invited architects to the exhibition “Dal futurismo al futuro possibile nell’architettura italiana” on the occasion of the celebrations for Italia in Giappone 2001. And was co-designer of the Master Plan for Trieste Expo 2008, the project was exposed in the 9th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Metamorph (2004); he is among the Italian architects published in the catalog of the Italian Pavilion of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2006), he was among the invited international architects in the Hungarian pavilion at the 12th Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2010. Maurizio Bradaschia was part of the group of selectors for the gold medal for architecture in the context of the Italian Expo International Triennale of Milan (2002/2003, 2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2012/2013). He was advisor to the Prize In / Arch- Ance in 2005 and 2006. He was the Town Councillor for Territorial Planning of the City of Trieste. The sites The privileged field of investigation concerns, above all, the Italian historic city, the Italian landscape (built and non-built up), with its changes and its mutations. The Italian city and the Italian territory have represented stratification par excellence for a long time now. In every period sediments of contemporary buildings have followed the pre-existing structures creating richness and complexity everywhere, from North to South, from East to West. It would seem, though, that the landscape of our country, thus created, has reached a saturation point where it is no longer possible to intervene if not to restore, but certainly not to re-innovate with modern interventions contextualized in respect to too much history. This is one of the main challenges faced within the expressed planning, with care and respect to all the faceting, with an attitude intended to make the righteousness of the project as the basic condition. Over the years I have dealt with the themes of urban and landscape planning more or less everywhere in Italy (in 1703BU06

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